|First Issue of the National Geographic - Printed 1888|
On this day in Canada in 1859, George-Etienne Cartier proclaims Ottawa the official capital of the Canadas; lobbying hard as co-premier against other front runners such as Kingston, Toronto and Montreal, because it was a place that both the French and English could feel at home.
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